Ivies are some of my favorite plants. Most will grow under a lightbulb, if necessary, but generally they prefer filtered light or bright, indirect natural light. The ivies listed here prefer even moisture but don’t like a soggy pot, which means their pots should have a drainage hole. For soil, a good potting variety with equal parts loam, sand and peat moss will help them thrive. They like to be pinched back so they don’t become… Continue Reading
It's Hanami or Cherry Blossom viewing season in Japan, it's a pretty big deal, the essence of it is:
"Wow. Check out the pretty Cherry Blossoms... are they not an excellent reminder of the fragility of life and the temporary nature of existence?..."
"Yes, they so totally are... now pass the Sake."
In honour of the season I made this:
Mostly 'cause there is no blossom out here yet.... (Its MARCH, surely winter should be over… Continue Reading
A while back, Bruno regularly posted DIY videos he culled from YouTube’s library. He graciously volunteered handing over the job to...well, to anyone who wanted it. Here’s the first, of, I hope, many interesting installments!
Just in time for spring: a very clever self-watering planter.
For anyone interested in paper-making, here’s a sweet tutorial that will take the mystery out of the process. And it’s something you can do… Continue Reading
If you think "grandma" when you hear the word "stencil", you might want to take a look at Stencil Planet’s on-line catalog. Among their contemporary offerings are iconic figures such as Marilyn, Lady Liberty, and the Empire State Building and their borders range from funky to fabulous. Other stencil categories include Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Mediterranean plus a couple dozen others.
Curbly's all about democracy, so here's your chance to participate (and be a good citizen). Below are the entrants for our Think Spring giveaway. Leave a comment on this post saying which one you think most deserves to win a $100 gift certificate from Amazon.com.
On the pink wall I'm going to hang a yellow buddhist monk robe on a curtain rod. I have a red sixties set of sofas and I'm going to arrange them in a… Continue Reading
On March 3rd, 24-year-old Brandon Wickesberg broke into The Mary Tyler Moore house, just days after my post announcing that it had gone up for sale. Brandon, are you a fellow Curblier? Anyway, Mr. Wickesberg, on a drunken dare, managed to enter the house and damage three doors, resulting in 1,850 bucks worth of repairs. He was charged this week with criminal damage to property. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, police "found… Continue Reading
It’s all three. Eudora, available through b9Furniture, is fabricated out of fiberglass. She is upholstered in fabric that is encased in resin. But her true beauty, illumination, comes from within. This is one cool chick and, at 3200 bucks, she should be. My first addition to Eudora? A lighted pillow that says "Do Not Sit On Me!"
Besides pillows and pillow slipcovers, curtains and window toppers are some of the easiest home decor projects to sew. You don't need to spend money on a store-bought pattern for this simple pocketed (meaning it has a pocket for a rod) window topper.
Step 1: Measure Twice Cut Once
First you’ll need to measure the width of your window. Mine is 24" wide. I’m also going to take into consideration how much my curtain rod protrudes from the… Continue Reading
Premise #1: You love Curbly.com.
Premise #2: You should show your support of that which you love.
Premise #3: T-Shirts are an excellent way to demonstrate your support.
Conclusion: WE NEED SOME CURBLY GEAR!
It's high time the Curbly family expresses its love for our favorite DIY design community. This is not a commercial for T-shirts from which I am trying to profit; it's a chance for folks to work together in true-DIY fashion to… Continue Reading